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Pentagon identifies police officer killed in attack

The police officer stabbed and then fatally shot during an attack at the Pentagon’s bus terminal on Tuesday has been identified as George Gonzalez, a...

State and local lawmakers join growing chorus demanding Gov. Cuomo’s resignation

A growing number of New York lawmakers are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after the state’s attorney general said he was found to...

Obama to host hundreds at 60th birthday party amid COVID concerns

The Martha’s Vineyard gathering comes amid a spike in coronavirus cases. August 2, 2021, 8:39 PM • 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail...

Front-line workers in Florida say current COVID-19 surge ‘feels like it’s an impending storm’

A jarring reality check is taking place in intensive care units across the country as thousands of COVID-19 positive patients, nearly all of them unvaccinated,...

With eviction moratorium expiring Saturday, Biden calls on Congress to act

The Biden administration on Thursday called on Congress to extend a federal freeze on evictions set to expire on Saturday, arguing its hands are tied...

Portman slams Pelosi’s threat to withhold infrastructure bill until Senate passes larger package

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, also said the bipartisan deal is 90% done. July 25, 2021, 4:56 PM • 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to...

What is a Golden Slam? Novak Djokovic looks to make men’s tennis history with Olympics

Only one player, Steffi Graf, has pulled it off. July 24, 2021, 12:57 PM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article...

Doctors treating depression see promise in ketamine, a cheap drug already approved for anesthesia

The anesthesia medication ketamine is showing increased promise as a treatment for people experiencing depression who haven’t found relief with other prescription medications. Though ketamine...

Chicago unveils gun violence plan after another violent weekend

Following another violent weekend in Chicago in which 56 people were shot, 11 fatally, the Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown announced a new strategy...

Delta variant surge among the unvaccinated is ‘deeply concerning’: Dr. Vivek Murthy

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy appeared on ABC’s “This Week.” July 18, 2021, 1:09 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail...

Biden said crime isn’t ‘a red or blue issue — it’s an American issue.’ What do Americans think?

President Joe Biden has focused the opening months of his presidency largely on domestic issues, including crime and gun violence. Last month, he unveiled a...

Prosecutor calls request for new trial by Mollie Tibbetts killer a ‘fishing expedition’

An Iowa judge is expected to decide as early as Friday if he will grant a request from the attorneys for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the...

Dwindling hospital space in Missouri prompts officials to request alternate COVID site

Just 40% of residents in the county have received at least one vaccine dose. July 15, 2021, 7:40 PM • 5 min read Share to...

Democrats land on $3.5 trillion budget agreement

Senate Democrats said they have reached a $3.5 trillion budget agreement. This is the first step in unlocking a process that Democrats plan to use...

Biden steps up fight for voting rights: ‘The big lie is just that — a big lie!’

President Joe Biden stepped up the fight for voting rights on Tuesday, speaking in the nation’s birthplace of Philadelphia and invoking history, saying, “We the...

Texas special session begins with 2nd attempt by Republicans to revise state’s election laws

The Texas legislature began an overtime special session this week to address a slate of priority issues outlined by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, including a...

Biden signs executive order aimed at increasing competition in US economy

It would allow owners of iPhones to make repairs within their warranties. July 9, 2021, 7:44 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to...

Feds warned last spring of spike in violence and extremism during pandemic: Memo

While COVID-19’s surge has ebbed, violence is on the rise across the United States. There has been a rash of gun violence in what President...

3 additional bodies found after remaining building demolished in Surfside, Florida

First responders were able to search in previously inaccessible areas. July 5, 2021, 4:23 PM • 7 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this...

Garland orders halt to any further federal executions

Barr had resumed DOJ’s use of capital punishment against inmates after a lapse. July 1, 2021, 11:49 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare...

Pelosi taps GOP Rep. Liz Cheney for House select committee to investigate Jan. 6

Cheney was stripped of her No. 3 GOP leadership role earlier this year. July 1, 2021, 4:33 PM • 6 min read Share to FacebookShare...

Bill Cosby released from prison after conviction vacated

Bill Cosby was released from prison Wednesday after his conviction on sexual assault charges was overturned by Pennsylvania’s highest court. The 83-year-old Cosby walked out...

New York, New Jersey see lowest COVID hospitalizations since pandemic started: ‘It’s just night and day’

In the early days of the pandemic in spring 2020, Dr. Shereef Elnahal said 300 COVID-19 patients a day were filling the beds at University...

An inside look at the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: ABC News exclusive

The top U.S. general directing the full withdrawal of all 2,500 American troops from Afghanistan acknowledged in an exclusive interview with ABC News chief Global...

Biden, bipartisan senators say they have $1.2 trillion framework infrastructure deal

President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators on Thursday announced they had reached a framework $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal after a White House...